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Strathspey

A Scottish dance tune from the Strathspey region in common time (4/4) like a Reel but slower or like an undotted Hornpipe but with a characteristic 'snap' in some bars which is a very short note before a dotted one. As music, it is performed competively by Pipe Bands with a March and a Reel.

There is also Strathspey the dance but commonly the tunes are used for the Highland Fling. As a dance, it is a social rather than display dance and is mixed with Reels and Jigs.